Bath Saracens got their league season off to a flying start, running in eight tries and returning from their visit to Warminster with a bonus point win. The Sarries made a determined start, and went close to opening the scoring on several occasions, before the hosts took the lead through a penalty kick.
Sarries continued to enjoy plenty of good possession and territory, and this led to two first half tries, but Warminster also added to their score with a well taken try of their own. With the lead changing hands several times, there were only two points separating the sides at the break.
The second half was an entirely different affair. The tropical conditions appeared to take their toll on the hosts, and Sarries were able to capitalise with six further tries on their way to a 48-10 win.
Tries were shared out between; Paddy Thomas, Owen Swabey, Harry Martin, Jamie Navarette, Mark Boxall, Ben Johns, Hamish Donnelly, with the eighth and final touchdown added by Matt Tomes-Smith who was making his last appearance of the year before heading off to Australia for the winter.
Three conversions from Captain Ed Bell and one from Tomes-Smith completed the scoring, and Ben Johns collected the ‘man of the match’ award for a fine all round performance. This weekend sees Sarries looking forward to their first home outing of the season, with on Avon making the short trip across the valley to visit them at the Sulis club.